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Gazebo Ceremony Saturday

June 10, 2009

I appeared on the six oclock and 11 p.m. news tonight on channel nine concerning the burned down house. The goal of the actions taken by the board is to "encourage" a private solution but definitely empower staff to take action. I am quoting the Loudoun Independent here. I worked 2 years on this, one year to prepare the legislation and one year for the official time required under the statute.


>>>Loudoun Will Pay to Demolish Sterling Home

From the Independent newspaper "Four years is too long. That was the message from the Board of Supervisors in their decision to allocate $85,000 to remove the charred remains of a house at 45 Acorn Court in Sterling. The owner of the house, Carlyle Alford III, had pleaded for more time to complete repairs at the a public hearing in May, where neighbors urged the Board of Supervisors to take action to remove the remnants of the structure--citing public safety and growing concerns regarding the effect on the overall value and liveability of other homes in the area."

http://www.loudouni.com/news/2009-06-05/loudoun-will-pay-demolish-sterling-home

>> BOARD ADOPTS MAINTENANCE CODE

In a related action, it has taken 3 years and 2 different boards to get the board to adopt the Virginia maintenance code for residential houses so that when an owner fails to maintain the structure and it can be easily observed from the outside, then the county can take action to prevent the disrepair of the house. By a vote of 7 yes, one opposed (Sally Kurtz voted no) and one absent, the board adopted the Virginia Building Maintenance Code.

>>> HONOR ROLL LETTERS DELIVERED

In recent days, I have signed and delivered Sterling District Certificates of Recogntion to every honor roll student at Sterling Middle School and Park View High School. Chic Filet Restaurant has donated free sandwiches for every honor roll student. Honor roll students in Park View received an invite to join the Grass Cutter Exchange and to use the Sterling Teen Job Fair Business Participants directory as a guide to find a summer job.


>>> NEW GAZEBO BUILT AND READY FOR USE

The Sterling community center Cordially Invites You To Celebrate the Opening of a New Community Pavilion at Sterling Community Center

This got rebuilt after I asked the board to direct staff to work on it a few months ago. It is now done.
So come and take a look at it. Saturday, June 13, 2009 Ribbon Cutting· Refreshments · Entertainment
Starting at 10:00 a.m. RSVP to prcs@loudoun.gov or 703-771-5351.

Where: Sterling Community Center 120 Enterprise Street, Sterling, VA 20164
Phone: 703-430-9480

>>> LARGE GRANT AWARDED FOR TREES IN STERLING

I have just gotten word that a state funding agency has approved a request prepared by Tree Project chairman Anne Geiger acting on behalf of the Sterling foundation for a large $120,000 grant for more improvements on Sterling Boulevard. There will be more trees planted this Fall 2009 and now there will be even more improvments next year.


>>>>Girl Scouts Camp This summer

June 22 to June 26 daily at Claude Moore Park, ages k through 6th grade, call 703 406 0023 or 703 777 5644 or write
pspetz@gscnc.org. The cost is 25 dollars but a scholarship fund is available.

>>>Survey at Loudoun Independent Website

How much would you support a minor league baseball team in Loudoun?
http://www.loudouni.com/

Minor League Stadium Plan Criticized by Board
http://www.loudouni.com/news/2009-06-09/minor-league-stadium-plan-criticized-board

Here we go again. Like the earlier vote turning down a proposal for a partnership with the Redskins football organization, the Loudoun Board is reacting negatively to a minor league baseball franchise proposing a 5,500 seat "minor" stadium at Route 28 and route 7. (High schools "seat" 2000 to 3000).

>>> DELGAUDIO POSITION ON BASEBALL

I support minor league baseball in Loudoun at this location. No tax dollars will be used and the traffic issues are being worked on with the removal of a traffic light at Nokes Boulevard this week and the planned construction of an new interchange at Loudoun County Parkway and Route 7.

Warehouses are planned by right since this is an industrially zoned area so better planning is called for. The stadium is part of plan to better preserve the environmental assets of the property.

>>>McDonnnell and Wolf Imagine a Gang-Free Virginia

Republican candidate for governor and former Attorney General of Virginia Bob McDonnell visited Loudoun last weekend to unveil the "Make Virginia a Gang-Free Zone" plan, his weapon of choice in battling Virginia's growing crisis--street gangs.

http://www.loudouni.com/news/2009-06-03/mcdonnnell-and-wolf-imagine-gang-free-virginia

>>> GREEK FESTIVAL IN STERLING THIS WEEKEND

The Greek Orthodox Parish of Loudoun County asked me to plug their Greek Fair & Food Fest
Steeplechase Blvd, 21580 Atlantic Boulevard this weekend June 12 - 14, 2009
3 blocks South of the Dulles Towne Center Next to the Dulles Sportsplex (Directions)
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Greek Fair and Food Fest Hours: Friday, June 12th - 5:00pm-9:00pm
Saturday, June 13th - 11:30am - 9:00pm Sunday, June 14th - 11:00am - 8:00pm

Free Admission, and Free Parking.

>>> CHICK FIL-A HOSTS NINE ELEVEN PROJECT PLANNING BREAKFAST

This morning Chic Fil-A restaurant hosted a planning breakfast for their 3rd annual fundraiser at 5 p.m. on September 11, 2009 to benefit Sterling fire and rescue volunteers, to be held in the Clocktower shopping center parking lot next to Chic Fil-A.


>>>STARTING JUNE 23, FREE MOVIES AT REGAL THEATER

Regal theatres is having free movies with a Free Family Film Festival. It's a fun-filled nine weeks of movies for kids and parents. Since 1991, Regal has provided this service to the community, and best of all it's FREE! (did I mention "free"?)

Selected G & PG movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday during the festival. First-come, first-served seating is limited to theatre capacity, so don't be late.

Tickets for Regal's 2009 Free Family Film Festival are exclusively available at the theatres' box office on the day of the show. (I believe they just let people in until the theaters are full.) 18 Free Family Movies This Summer 2009 at Countryside Stadium 20 45980 Regal Plaza Sterling ,VA 20165 703-404-8603

>>> LIST OF SUPPORTERS BACK PROJECT GRADUATION

To help the 2009 Senior Class with their all night party on June 22, these companies are contributing prizes and other support. To get added to the list, please send your donation to Project Graduation c/o Park View HS 400 W. Laurel Avenue
Sterling, Virginia 20164. Link to current supporters.
http://cmsweb1.loudoun.k12.va.us/50960315111135/blank/browse.asp?A=383&BMDRN=2000&BCOB=0&C=76039

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